With Memorial Day just around the corner, these cookies that we made for Melissa last week are sooooooo appropriate!
I’ve been experimenting with combining edible prints with cookies lately. Here’s a sneak peak at some of my successful attempts. Warning: These cookies are a bit racy, and may give a new meaning to Wednesday (today) being “hump day.” *wink*
For these bustier cookies, I used blue polka dot, leopard print, and pink polka dot edible prints from my PhotoFrost printing system. The rest of the decorations were done with royal icing.
Stay tuned for more edible print cookies coming soon!
Last week, I posted this picture:
Coincidentally, one of my Mom’s former students (she’s a 5th grade teacher in TX) was in Florida on vacation with her family. Her Mom saw my temporary Ph.D.-serts & Cakes website and called me. They wanted to bring some surprise cookies back to my Mom! How sweet is that?!
So I decided to do a “Summer Teacher” cookie mix.
The best part was that Mom had NO CLUE! *insert evil laugh here* I love being sneaky like that.
These are some of my favorite cookies that I’ve included in the 12 Days of Cookies. They’re simple Christmas ornaments, but each one is different…and so easy to do!
For the Peace ornament: Flood a rectangle in the center with green royal icing. Then flood the top and bottom sections with white royal icing. To make the red polka dots, just add them to the white flooded icing while it’s still wet! Once the green dries, go back and write “peace.” Easy!
For the Joy ornament: Use the same technique as the Peace ornament, but drag a toothpick through the flooded icing to get that cool pattern. Then write “joy” after the red icing has dried.
For the ornament on the far right: Flood the center portion red. Then, go back and flood sections white and green. Once all the flooded area has dried, just go back and add the details.
Need a more detailed tutorial, check out this one on Bake at 350.
With Day 2 of my 12 Days of Cookies, I thought I’d include some snowman cookies since it’s been so darn cold outside lately! Last night, we hit lows in the teens…in FLORIDA! Yikes!
So I was thinking…what does a “Florida Snowman” look like? This was what came to mind:
From now until Christmas, I’ll be posting a different decorated sugar cookie for your viewing pleasure. I’ll sprinkle a few cakes in too – because I can’t resist. We’ve done some pretty cool cakes in the last few weeks, and I can’t wait to show you!
How do you decorate your tree? With lights, ornaments, garland? Do you use ornaments that have memories and special meaning to your family or do you color coordinate everything?
Is your tree up already or are you one of those who waits until Christmas Eve?
The Sunday before Thanksgiving, we had a Fall Cookie Bouquet class at the bakery. I posted about it here already, but now I’ll give you pictures I took during the class!
Here’s Jerry concentrating on his cookie and pretending I’m not taking a photo. I don’t know how he decorates standing up…I forget that I’m standing and lose my balance. Seriously. The whole class was standing so I decided to stand, but I almost toppled over sideways! Does that happen to anyone else???
Then, I taught them how to thin down their icing to flood the cookies. There were 5 people in the class and 5 colors to thin down…perfect! Each person took care of a color. I love it when things work out like that!
Last Sunday, I taught a Fall Cookie Bouquet class at Ms Debbie’s Sugar Art. There were only 5 students, and I think that was perfect! There was plenty of room to move around, lots of individual instruction, and enough time to socialize. Best of all, the students completed a cookie bouquet just in time for Thanksgiving! Yummy!
This is the finished bouquet:
Notice that little blemish on the left side of the turkey? Well, as the instructor, I had to sacrifice the perfection of my piece to demonstrate what would happen if you touch the flooded icing as it dries. Yea, that’s the ticket…
Check out more photos on Ms Debbie’s Sugar Art Facebook Fan Page. And, if you’re interested, we’ll be doing a winter cookie bouquet as well as a gingerbread house class in December! Check Debbie’s website for more info on those classes.